Ten production companies have been selected to take part in FOCUS Bootcamp

Ten Scotland-based production companies have been selected to take part in FOCUS Bootcamp.

Taking place this month, FOCUS Bootcamp is a course aimed to equip new screen companies with the skills, knowledge and contacts that they need to grow and thrive.

Following a competitive selection process, the ten participating companies are:

Ten headshots of different individuals from the selected companies for FOCUS Bootcamp

Top row (L-R): 14th Floor Productions, Bass Rock Films, Fat Toad Films Hey Daisy Moon Productions, IK At Art Productions. Bottom row (L-R): Riot Productions, Rooster TV, Scotch!, Sylph Productions, White Stag Films

The course - taking place online over four days in November - will be delivered by variety of industry experts including Calum Gray, Clare Thompson, Hattie Burles, Jen Topping, Sam Ampah and Sheryl Crown, will cover business essentials such as management, leadership, finance, development, and navigating the commissioning landscape.

There will be visits from key organisations such as Business Gateway, Screen Scotland and UK broadcasters, as well as conversational sessions with successful Scotland-based production companies.

Those selected to take part will complete a business strategy for their company as they work through the course, allowing them to create notes on their evolving company growth strategy, and highlight areas of business need.

Graduates of the course will become part of the wider FOCUS alumni, gaining priority booking for FOCUS events and access to the exclusive FOCUS online portal.

We are delighted to be able to support these additional ten companies through FOCUS Bootcamp and are excited to help them grow and thrive in Scotland’s screen sector and beyond.